Matthew Leads Us to the New Moses

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Matthew introduced Jesus in his first three chapters. Jesus was Abram’s promise born as Immanuel, God with us. Strangers from The East believed that he was worth seeking. Worldly leaders believed that he was worth killing. Refuge in Egypt was followed by a return to the promised land Eccentric cousin John plunged Jesus through the river. The Heavens opened in Triune blessing. Matthew’s fourth chapter reveals Jesus as the faithful Son Israel failed to be. Jesus was divinely driven into the wilderness for a forty day version of Israel’s testing. …

Watch out! Dove?

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~ Matthew 3 ~ Judean wilderness… “The LORD is coming!! Refresh your thinking and get washed.” “Vipers? Fruitless trees? Fire!” “Dunking for rethinking allegiances is one thing. He will immerse you in Spirit & fire! Keep the good, get rid of the worthless…”   Yeshua, which means “The Lord is salvation”, says he is ready to be dunked. “What? How can this be?” He goes into the water. He rises out of the water. Heaven opens and the Spirit descends. A fiery phoenix? No. A gentle dove. God’s anointing symbol points …